Aleris Names Travis Debes VP, Metals and Non-Metals Procurement North America
Aug 6, 2014
CLEVELAND, OH – August 6, 2014 – Travis Debes has been promoted to vice president, Metals and Non-Metals Procurement, North America, effective August 1, 2014. He has responsibility for all metals, non-metals and logistics procurement across North America. He has been serving in this role on an interim basis since April of this year.
Travis joined Aleris as part of the metals buying group in 2005. Since then he has progressed through several management positions, including director of metals, Rolled Products North America (RPNA), sales director for the Transportation/OEM and Light Gauge markets, and director of non-metals purchasing and logistics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Miami University.
Travis will report jointly to Sean Stack, executive vice president and CEO of Aleris Rolled Products North America and Terry Hogan, senior vice president and general manager of Aleris Recycling and Specification Alloys North America.
“Travis has done a terrific job of developing and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of key business partners, both from the metals and non-metals supply community,” Stack said. “I am confident that under Travis’ leadership we will continue to build on our strong procurement processes and expertise.”
Travis succeeds Ted Lehmann, vice president, Nichols Integration, whose interim role as acquisition integration leader has been expanded to take on the leadership for execution of our system optimization plans related to the acquisition. These activities will involve standardizing our processes, assuring that we have no disruptions with our customers, and helping to drive substantial freight and operating cost savings.
Aleris is a privately held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.aleris.com.
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